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Justice: Liens Will Be Paid Once Disputes Are Settled

Jim Justice
Tyler Evert

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says the tax liens against his family-owned businesses will be paid once disputes over them are resolved.

The first-year Democratic governor said big companies have similar disagreements all the time.

Justice told The Associated Press he's hopeful all of them will be settled within 30 days.

West Virginia Tax Department officials recently filed new liens for almost $1 million against Tams Management Inc., one of the Justice-owned coal companies.

In February, other tax liens showed another $4.4 million in unpaid state taxes due at least a year earlier.

As governor, Justice has turned over coal company operations to his son, Jay Justice.

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